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Definition of Canonical hours
Canonical hoursCanonic Ca*non"ic, Cannonical Can*non"ic*al, a. [L.
cannonicus, LL. canonicalis, fr. L. canon: cf. F. canonique.
Of or pertaining to a canon; established by, or according to
a, canon or canons. ``The oath of canonical obedience.'
Canonical books, or Canonical Scriptures, those books
which are declared by the canons of the church to be of
divine inspiration; -- called collectively the canon. The
Roman Catholic Church holds as canonical several books
which Protestants reject as apocryphal.
Canonical epistles, an appellation given to the epistles
called also general or catholic. See Catholic epistles,
Canonical form (Math.), the simples or most symmetrical
form to which all functions of the same class can be
reduced without lose of generality.
Canonical hours, certain stated times of the day, fixed by
ecclesiastical laws, and appropriated to the offices of
prayer and devotion; also, certain portions of the
Breviary, to be used at stated hours of the day. In
England, this name is also given to the hours from 8 a. m.
to 3 p. m. (formerly 8 a. m. to 12 m.) before and after
which marriage can not be legally performed in any parish
Canonical letters, letters of several kinds, formerly given
by a bishop to traveling clergymen or laymen, to show that
they were entitled to receive the communion, and to
distinguish them from heretics.
Canonical life, the method or rule of living prescribed by
the ancient clergy who lived in community; a course of
living prescribed for the clergy, less rigid than the
monastic, and more restrained that the secular.
Canonical obedience, submission to the canons of a church,
especially the submission of the inferior clergy to their
bishops, and of other religious orders to their superiors.
Canonical punishments, such as the church may inflict, as
excommunication, degradation, penance, etc.
Canonical sins (Anc. Church.), those for which capital
punishment or public penance decreed by the canon was
inflicted, as idolatry, murder, adultery, heresy.
Meaning of Canonical hours from wikipedia
- Christianity, canonical hours
mark the divisions
of the day in terms
of fixed prayer
intervals. A book of hours normally
form, a natural unique representation
of an object, or a preferred notation
for some object Canonical
- tradition, the hour between
3 and 4 a.m. was considered
of peak supernatural
activity, due to the absence
in the canonical hours during
and mechanical hour
indicators. The night
was eventually[clarification needed] also divided
into 12 hours
. The canonical
to the part of the Eucharist
or of the canonical hours
that is reasonably constant without regard
to the date on which
of the Hours
Horarum) or Divine Office
Divinum) or Work of God (Latin: Opus Dei) or canonical hours
two hours after midnight
to, at latest, the dawn, the time for the canonical hour
(a practice still
- for the celebrant. At this point
the appropriate hour
of the Canonical hours
by the washing
of the hands
with its prayer
dial, is a sundial marked
with the canonical hours rather
than or in addition
to the standard hours
of daylight. Such sundials
of the Virgin
to be made during
the eight canonical hours
of the day, the reasoning behind
the name 'Book of Hours
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